Maguire glad to be back with 'Skea
BRIAN Óg Maguire has revealed that he is glad to be back playing with his club as it gives him a break from the intensity of playing for Fermanagh.
However, this weekend he’ll be involved in the highlight of the eight SFL one fixtures when the Emmet’s take on Devenish.
The west Fermanagh side are mid table in the division on seven point, three behind the league leaders Lisnaskea. But this clash has added importance because these two teams are due to meet in the first round of the championship at the end of July.
Both teams will have their county players back this weekend. Devenish will welcome the return of their county duo Marty and Chris O’Brien, while Shane McAloon is back after a long term injury.
Lisnaskea have Maguire, Niall McElroy, John Woods and Daniel Kille back involved following the county’s defeat to Down in Brewster Park a fortnight ago.
“It is a bit of a relief to get back to it [club football],” said Maguire.
“County football is very full on. For about six months you are involved all the time so it is good to get back to playing with the boys that you know.”
Maguire played two games in the McKenna Cup, and started four of their eight National League games. In the Down game, Maguire started in the half-forward line, but didn’t score and was subbed off for Eamon Maguire.
So far this season, he has missed just one game for the club, though his presence at club training has been limited because of commitments to Peter Canavan’s Fermanagh team.
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